Standing Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Vo Van Thuong received Head of the External Relations Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera, in the city on May 1.

The guest was in Vietnam to attend the ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day (April 30, 1975).

He expressed his honour to attend the grand ceremony the mark such an important event, which, he said has significant impact on the world.

He also extolled the sound friendship between the two Parties, States and peoples, saying he believes the bilateral ties will be strengthened in all realms from politics and foreign affairs to economics.

The host said the victory is greatly contributed by countries around the world, including Cuba .

Vietnam will never forget the valuable assistance of Cuban people, he said, adding that the faithful and special relations between the two countries will never change with time.

Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular always support Cuba in the cause of national construction and defence, he said.

He took this opportunity to extend his best regards to Cuban leader Fidel Castro and President Raul Castro.-VNA